One thing I was absolutely happy I did was to go on a whale and dolphin safari in Auckland. Auckland, as a city, I'm sorry to say, is not that interesting a place. But the activities and wildlife accessible from it is truly one of a kind in the world.
After hours at sea, at last... someone spots a whale blow!
|Thar she blooowwss!|
|At best guess, we spotted a Bryck Whale|
I developed considerable respect for the ability of the safari boat operators to spot a tiny black fin in an infinite sea.
|Should you lose your hat, it will be retrieved providing it's a a NEW ZEALAND or ALL BLACKS hat.|
I even took a video, be patient the dolphins show up towards the end of the video. Filled with joy in the speed and grace of their movements.